My Louis Garneau Rocket aero helmet arrived today. Putting me on made me feel like a ROCKET.
OK OK. I suck as a triathlete. Maybe you can argue that I’m not worthy of wearing an aero helmet. But after reading this article about Bicycle Aerodynamics and an article in Bicycling Magazine, September 2006, I am looking at anything to help me increase my aerodynamic efficiency. One of those, surprisingly enough, is the helmet. So I plunked down some cash to get my head more aero.
Will I go faster? Maybe. But what I’m more concerned about is conservation of energy. Even if I go the same speed, I should be more aero and thus expend less energy than without an aero helmet, and thus help me on the run. At least that’s the theory…